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Idaho National Laboratory and University of Illinois Collaborate with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation on Advanced Reactor Proposal

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 12:05am

SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation ( USNC ) has established two strategic partnerships with U.S. organizations Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to build and test the company's advanced Modular Micro Reactor (MMR).

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  • SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation ( USNC ) has established two strategic partnerships with U.S. organizations Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to build and test the company's advanced Modular Micro Reactor (MMR).
  • Ultra Safe Nuclear, the INL, and University of Illinois have jointly developed a proposal for submission to the Department of Energy's (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (Risk Reduction).
  • At the Idaho National Laboratory, USNC has proposed to construct a micro-reactor power plant to support the demonstration of INL's Integrated Energy Systems (IES).
  • The Illinois reactor will be the first Gen IV reactor deployed at a university, and the first new U.S. university reactor in nearly 30 years.

University of Illinois and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation Propose First Gen IV Research Reactor at a U.S. University

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:16pm

The Ultra Safe Nuclear MMR is the closest-to-deployment Gen IV reactor in the world.

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  • The Ultra Safe Nuclear MMR is the closest-to-deployment Gen IV reactor in the world.
  • "Participating in the Ultra Safe Nuclear proposal for the Advanced Reactor Demonstration opportunity continues a proud Illinois tradition of leadershipin responsible, cutting-edge nuclear technologies," said University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor, Robert J. Jones.
  • While student enthusiasm in carbon-free nuclear energy increases, a new university research reactor has not been built in nearly 30 years.
  • The University of Illinois' leadership in nuclear research and training will be on display this week at the "Universities Going Nuclear" webinar.

Ultra Safe Nuclear Seeks to Deploy Next Generation Micro Modular Reactors in Idaho and Illinois by 2026

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:30pm

SEATTLE, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation ( USNC ) is proposing to partner with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and U.S. Industry to deploy Ultra Safe Nuclear Micro Modular Reactors ( MMR ) in the U.S. for the purpose of demonstrating secure power, heat, and experimental capabilities leading to deployment and global export of USNC's advanced U.S. nuclear energy technology.

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  • SEATTLE, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation ( USNC ) is proposing to partner with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and U.S. Industry to deploy Ultra Safe Nuclear Micro Modular Reactors ( MMR ) in the U.S. for the purpose of demonstrating secure power, heat, and experimental capabilities leading to deployment and global export of USNC's advanced U.S. nuclear energy technology.
  • The University plans to develop the first generation of commercial micro-reactor operators and will be directly involved in MMR design and integration.
  • Costs of micro nuclear technology, like renewable energy, are expected to drop rapidly as manufacturing techniques advance and smaller and safer nuclear reactors gain wider acceptance.
  • Ultra Safe Nuclear is the Seattle-based global leader in the deployment of micro reactors, and a strong vertical integrator of nuclear power technologies, entirely committed to bringing safe, commercially competitive, clean and reliable nuclear energy to markets throughout the world.

XENDEE and Idaho National Laboratory Partner on Microgrid Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

XENDEE Corporation has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory to develop an optimized platform for designing Microgrid Fast Charging Stations (MFCS) quickly and effectively.

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  • XENDEE Corporation has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory to develop an optimized platform for designing Microgrid Fast Charging Stations (MFCS) quickly and effectively.
  • This can also be expanded for further use cases such as multiple fast charging stations or large stations that allow for fast charging of Heavy Equipment Transporters, said Michael Stadler, Ph.D., CTO of XENDEE.
  • This proof of concept will also enable XENDEE and Idaho National Labs (INL) to provide a streamlined, reliable, and standardized approach to the design and implementation of Microgrid enabled fast charging infrastructure throughout the world.
  • About Idaho National Laboratory: INL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that performs work in each of DOEs strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science and environment.

Global power system simulator market was valued at $ 960 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1.38 billion by 2025

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 4:40pm

Global Power System Simulator Market, By Module (Load Flow, Harmonic, Short Circuit, Device Coordination Selectivity, & Others), By Offerings (Software, Hardware & Services), By End-Users (Power, Industrial, & Others), By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025

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  • Global Power System Simulator Market, By Module (Load Flow, Harmonic, Short Circuit, Device Coordination Selectivity, & Others), By Offerings (Software, Hardware & Services), By End-Users (Power, Industrial, & Others), By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025
    Global power system simulator market was valued at $ 960 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1.38 billion by 2025, owing to rising emphasis on power generation through renewable resources and adoption of IoT as well as cloud-based platforms, globally.
  • Power system simulator is a software tool used by various power system engineers to simulate electrical power transmission, generation & distribution for round-the-clock maintenance and is helpful in reducing the overall downtime of the projects.
  • Furthermore, a simulator acts as a real time simulator, which is used for analyzing grid faults, power flow calculation, and economic dispatch calculation.
  • The Load Flow segment accounted for the largest share in the global power system simulator market, followed by Harmonics segment.

US Versatile Test Reactor Program Chooses Bechtel-led Team

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 8:48pm

RESTON, Va., Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A Bechtel-led team has been selected to enter negotiations to design, engineer, and build the U.S. Versatile Test Reactor a first-of-a-kind facility at the Idaho National Laboratory that will test components and fuels for U.S. advanced nuclear reactor designs.

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  • RESTON, Va., Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A Bechtel-led team has been selected to enter negotiations to design, engineer, and build the U.S. Versatile Test Reactor a first-of-a-kind facility at the Idaho National Laboratory that will test components and fuels for U.S. advanced nuclear reactor designs.
  • Instead of producing electricity, the Versatile Test Reactor would conduct irradiation testing for fuels, materials, and equipment to be used in rapidly evolving designs for advanced reactors brought forward by U.S. companies, as well as public and private research institutions.
  • That capability is what the Versatile Test Reactor will provide.
  • This is essential since it has been several years since we have built a test reactor in the United States."

BWXT Awarded Contract to Expand TRISO Nuclear Fuel Production Line

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:45am

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today that its Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. subsidiary has been awarded a competitively bid contract by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to expand and upgrade its TRISO nuclear fuel manufacturing line.

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  • BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today that its Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. subsidiary has been awarded a competitively bid contract by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to expand and upgrade its TRISO nuclear fuel manufacturing line.
  • This $26 million, 20-month contract award will both expand BWXTs TRISO capacity for the manufacture of TRISO fuel compacts as well as upgrade existing systems for delivering production-scale quantities of TRISO fuel.
  • TRISO refers to a specific design of uranium nuclear reactor fuel.
  • In October 2019, we announced plans to restart and expand our TRISO fuel production line because of strong market signals.

Forescout Selected by U.S. Department of Energy to Participate in Firmware Project Under Grid Modernization Lab Consortium

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 11:00am

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forescout Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSCT), the global leader in device visibility and control, today announced it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in a project with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) titled Firmware Command and Control.

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  • SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forescout Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSCT), the global leader in device visibility and control, today announced it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in a project with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) titled Firmware Command and Control.
  • In addition to INL, Forescout will also partner with Argonne National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
  • Forescout will advise in the projects design and development, helping to ensure that the Firmware Command and Control project will interface with Forescout products and have feasibility for potential commercialization after the project concludes.
  • Cutting-edge technologies such as these will allow us to improve the security of national critical infrastructures.

Natera Launches Quantification Technique to Enhance Prospera™ Test Precision; Initiates PEDAL Study for New Insights

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 2:07pm

The PEDAL Study (Prospera Test Enhancement by Detecting Background Cell-Free DNA Levels) will include 500 kidney transplant patients from 20 major U.S. centers.

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  • The PEDAL Study (Prospera Test Enhancement by Detecting Background Cell-Free DNA Levels) will include 500 kidney transplant patients from 20 major U.S. centers.
  • The technique is performed routinely with the Prospera test in a single workflow, without increasing cost or lengthening run time.
  • The PEDAL Study will measure the performance of the Prospera test which measures dd-cfDNA and, most recently, background cfDNA.
  • The Prospera test has been developed and its performance characteristics determined by the CLIA-certified laboratory performing the test.

Generation IV Reactors and Advanced Materials: Emerging Opportunities and World Market Outlook to 2050 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:49am

Table 1: Global Market for Gen IV Reactors, by Reactor Type, Through 2030

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  • Table 1: Global Market for Gen IV Reactors, by Reactor Type, Through 2030
    Table 4: Global Market for Steel Used in Gen IV Projects, 2018-2050
    Table 5: Global Market for Advanced High-Strength Steel, by Product, Through 2025
    Table 7: Global Market for Commercial Gen IV Reactors, 2018-2050
    Figure 2: Global Market for Gen IV Reactors, by Reactor Type, 2018-2030
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